Day 12 – Hanami Party

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the beauty of the flowers.  Hanami starts at the end of March and goes though to early May, this is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Japan.

Well it is a little early here, but today I celebrated Hanami.  Cherry blossoms have always been my favorite flower to watch bloom. Although the actual flowers only last a week or so the trees take several weeks to fully bloom.  Then after a week of enjoying the beautiful pink trees, the paper-thin petals fall off of the tree creating a warm snowy effect.

One of the traditional meanings of the cherry blossom is a good education, which could explain why the University parks have several trees scattered throughout the property.

*With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I am sure that Hanami will be celebrated with it normal vigor and enthusiasm.  My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to those who are affected.

Adjustments: contrast, hue, vignette, temperature, and tint

Until tomorrow, good night.

Jenna x

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